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Old May 11, 2010, 04:55 PM
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AkG you may have unleashed a beast you cannot control. Seriously Recommend me some good ones. I tend to stay toward Intel and OCZ. My buddy got the 1tb SSD for Christmas his parents are loaded, and by loaded I mean they own half the street in the richest city in Canada, Oakville Lakeshore property. So I am kind of bias to those brand don't really like to risk them crapping out. Btw Buddy is 39 and is still getting 10 grand+ gifts from his parents. All I got was a kick out the door and words of advice lmao.
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Old May 11, 2010, 04:56 PM
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1TB Blacks are fast. There aint much dif between 3 and 6gb/s when it comes to HDDs as no hard drive out there is even coming close to saturating 3gb/s hell they are barely over the old sata 1 1.5gb/s mark! Think of it this way, you have a 3 lane highway and a 6 lane. IF there is only traffic to fill up 1.5 - 2 lanes....traveling on the 6 will not get you to your destination faster then traveling on the 3 lane one. ;)
Since it was mentioned, I have results from crystaldiskmark comparing the older 1TB black and the newer sata3 1TB black. These were taken from an identical image both running on the marvell sata3 controller on a Asus p7p55d-e. Both drives were fully defragmented before the tests.

WD1001FALS


WD1002FAEX


So there is a difference, but will it be noticable? I doubt it, but there is still a slight speed increase. Now that could just be the drive itself as I did not get a chance to test the sata3 drive on a sata2 controller.
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Old May 11, 2010, 04:59 PM
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I believe AkG, who keeps pulling my fanny out of the fire, has an excellent SSD, 128gb for a great price. The only reason I didn't grab it is lack of funds, just bought a 60gb for a good price from another member. From the responses I've seen in other queries, and to my questions, this is the single biggest upgrade you can make at the moment. The price of a Velociraptor isn't that far off a SSD, and the SSD blows that out of the water hands down. I hope these guys can convince you to purchase a SSD. I'm using the Raptor now, and it's pretty fast, so am looking forward to the upgrade to SSD. If you hate waiting like I do, it's got to be worth every penny.

Lag on the raptor I use is 4.5 ms. The SSD is a bit >.1 ms.
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Yeah they use a 2 platter scheme in the new one 2x 500GB platter. The FALS used 3x 333.333333333....333...333... you get the picture. So yeah I guess greater efficiency is the boost. But I cannot RAid0 THE NEW DRIVE THE WHOLE FW LIMITATION. I have heard the FALS in Raid0 hit about 220mb/s read 213mb/s write. It's also the lack of published user experience on the higher up drives. Most cases I base my judgement on the lowest reviews excluding DOA, for example this case that fried a guys mobo I don't know if he didn't mount it properly, but yeah didn't buy it.
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Canada Computers has an OCZ Vertex 250 gb for $640 + the government's share.
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:15 PM
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yes that means ncix has it for 640 + feds share = screw you Ontario tariffs damn 8%
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:35 PM
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I like this guy!!! 8% savings all the way,yeah baby yeah!
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:50 PM
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I would think that if you put your OS and have all of your Apps as portables and put those onto the SSD drive you would be good. I really want to get one of those drives but there still a little bit expensive for me right now.
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:51 PM
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well if its a money issue, just get the cheap 30g SSD's and stack em :) wootz so small yet so big
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Old May 11, 2010, 06:08 PM
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I don't have enough room to get 10 30gb lol. Wait I do but none after that lol.
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